Beijing is shaping as an important player in the international effort to resolve the political situation in Myanmar.
Technology has played a key role for both sides engaged in the conflict. So what would happen if Myanmar's military shut down all communication to the outside?
Aung San Suu Kyi's government did not have a perfect environmental record. But at least things were starting to change.
The military coup may mark the end of Myanmar's short-lived and fragile democracy, but it is galvanising growing protest.
The Hunger Games salute, teabags and Pepe the Frog are being adopted by young pro-democracy activists across south-east Asia.